Department: World Languages
World Languages - The communication of thoughts and feelings through systems of voice sounds, gestures, and written symbols differing from those of one's native country.
Why World Languages?
The study of world languages provides students with the basic skills in a language - namely, the ability to read, write, and speak modern languages in preparation for entrance into graduate school or the teaching profession.
Why World Languages at SJC?
Variety: World Languages courses at SJC are designed to fulfill two general aims:
- To provide the student with a basic knowledge of modern language.
- To offer through the study of language an insight into and an appreciation of the literature and culture of other people.
Dedication to Excellence: The World Languages Department offers minors in three modern languages: French, German, and Spanish. Within the study of each language, students will be exposed to not only the language, but also to the civilization, culture, composition, literature, and science.
Hands-on Experience: In addition to getting involved with various internships and other departmental opportunities, students are encouraged to participate in the World Languages Club, which allows students to explore the world beyond the United States. Members study different countries to find out what makes each one unique, experiment with new and exciting foods, and use art as a tool to learn about cultures other than their own. (Success Stories)
Faculty and Class Size: Our faculty brings a unique blend of academic excellence and practical experience to the classroom. Class sizes are generally less than 10, allowing students personal and one-on-one attention from their professors. (Faculty Profiles)